Re: Did Paul Speak Greek with a Turkish Accent?

From: Stephen C. Carlson (
Date: Thu Mar 18 1999 - 06:46:15 EST

At 09:13 PM 3/17/99, Dean Kyburz wrote:
>Are recordings available of the NT in Koine? Would Paul have also spoken
>the native language of Tarsus? Would he therefore have spoken Greek with
>that type of accent? Should his geographical native tongue be called

It would be an extreme anachronism to call anything "Turkish" in the
Ancient Near East, because the (Seljuk and Ottoman) Turks did not
arrive to that area until the Middle Ages.

Stephen Carlson

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